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N.Y. Woman Accused Of One Fund Scam Due In Court

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A New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims is due in court.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office says 26-year-old Audrea Gause of Troy is to be arraigned Friday morning in Boston Municipal Court on a larceny charge.

Gause had fought extradition from New York after her July 19 arrest. Her attorney said she denies any wrongdoing.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said Gause got a $480,000 check from the fund after using faked medical records to claim she was treated at Boston and New York hospitals for a traumatic brain injury suffered in the bombings. Authorities got a tip she may not have been in Boston that day and the hospitals said they didn't treat her.

Authorities are trying to recover the money.

This program aired on August 2, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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